Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
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Molly Peterson is an award-winning environment correspondent at Southern California Public Radio.
Molly has reported, edited, directed programs, and produced stories for NPR and NPR shows including "Day to Day" and KQED's "California Report." She was a contributing producer for Nick Spitzer's weekly music program, "American Routes," and reported for "Living on Earth" in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Prior to joining KPCC, she produced a nationally-distributed radio documentary about New Orleans called "Finding Solid Ground."
A former LA Press Club radio journalist of the year, Molly reported on the faulty pumps installed at New Orleans canals after Hurricane Katrina. That project was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Molly worked for NPR American legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg during the Clinton Impeachment.
She studied international politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an inactive member of the State Bar of California.
Molly was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
UCLA's wrapping up a campus-wide “Do it in the Dark” contest, and it's not about what you might think. Unless you think it's about conserving energy.
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would fill in some data holes by digging some holes (well, okay, wells) to test groundwater contamination at 30 new sites in North Hollywood, Burbank, and Glendale.
Because I suspect in the future we will have robot overlords, I like the idea of seeing them in musical theater. Last fall I did a story on a little show about science, photosynthesis and deforestation for kids.
About 30 people gathered Wednesday on a dirt path in Valley Glen to break ground - literally - on a project designed to restore open space and a sustainable stream to the San Fernando Valley.
In the last couple of days, political fires have been spreading across the climate policy landscape, with Peter Gleick and Heartland Institute atop headlines. I don't think this story from Inside Climate News is trying to put them out, exactly.
A new report calling on the LADWP to get real with energy efficiency links energy-saving efforts to jobs, which is interesting not only because of what they're saying, but who's saying it, and why.
What does Peter Gleick's Heartland Institute admission do to his role in California's water politics?
A northern California-based water expert and climate researcher has admitted his involvement in a political and legal imbroglio concerning leaked documents from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit think tank that funds research as well as libertarian and conservative advocacy work.
Federal wildlife managers say they’re still investigating the cause of death for two golden eagles found at the Pine Tree Wind Farm near Mojave.
A long-term battle about controlling swirling dust clouds at the Owens Dry Lake has escalated and Los Angeles is taking the state of California to court.
Nerdy delights await you each of the next five Fridays at the Ron Deaton Civic Auditorium. That's where the American Institute of Architects/LA division will hold a series of meetings with announced mayoral candidates about architecture, urban design, and city planning.
I went out to Ballona Wetlands yesterday, and yep, it was wet. (Though mostly windy by the time I was there.) There, in addition to, you know, all the reporting, and the sighting of marine-military copters taking El Presidente to his Foo Fighters party, I was reminded once again of the fact that I know squat-all about rail car history in Los Angeles.
Railyard companies are asking a federal court to find the executive director of this region's air quality management district in contempt, according to lawyers familiar with the case and news reports out of the Inland Empire.
City Council members have voted to remove El Segundo’s city manager two months after he proposed a tax rate hike for the oil refinery that gave the city its name.
If you're not planning a St Lamentine's Nay for yourself, environmental groups have figured out how to capitalize on your love to get their message out. These are the most clever ploys.
Corporate social responsibility; or, Mattel finally speaks to KPCC about deforestation, APP, Greenpeace stunt
I was just listening through the tape from last Friday’s Grammy corporate sustainability event one more time. Not to start a fight with myself, but after I raised questions about the responsibility we ask from corporations, I found an example where people did just that.